It is amazing how 30 hours can change your life. We went from working to get the book out on the Kindle and hoping our friends and family actually had one, to imagining them cuddled on their couch with a hard copy in their hands in a matter of minutes. It was unreal, and something we just recently started dreaming of and then it just happened. Following After Trek will be a paperback and hopefully you will see it at your local bookstore on the shelf!
The past 2 weeks have flown by, I cannot believe I pushed the button for our Kickstarter 15 days ago, it flew by in a flash of coffee, undies, and bacon.
My poor kids, they barely saw the light of day, Jarrett and I both have a permanent indention of a laptop on our legs from all of the editing we have been doing. Will it ever be perfect? Jarrett just told me that he read of a popular author who still reads his books and finds errors. Oh my.
The boys have been so sweet and have been entertaining each other or being entertained by movies or their Nintendo DS. We all have been messing up the house and not bothering to clean it, who has time? Anyone who has even been to my house in Maui knows that it usually looked like this, but right now I have a good reason so I am blaming the editing.
Conner playing Mario Brothers, poor guy he looks like he is in the corner, well he is, but I did not put him there.
I have managed to keep us all fed. I usually make bacon and egg sandwiches for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, its the only thing I recognize to cook at the market. Then run out to get some Thai food for the other meals.
Its actually getting kind of gross, the lady at the bacon store saw Conner walk in the other day and went to get him a package.
We made Jarrett some signs to hang around the house a few weeks ago, they were for when he was writing the book and they were cute, now they haunt me since I am now working on the book too. Especially this one-
Alright I get it.
Amazingly we have managed to get in lots of homeschooling, someone pulled out all of the workbooks a few days ago and they have stayed out, since no one is cleaning. So anytime we see them we just open them and work, even if we just skip all the boring parts and do the puzzles at the bottom of the page.
The mess and the clogged arteries have all been worth it. As of right now with just over 2 hours left of our Kickstarter, we have $6000 to print hundreds of copies Following After Trek! Thank you all so much this has been such an amazing 2 weeks of seeing our dreams unfold. Here’s hoping the boys will not need therapy for being babysat by the DVD player all week.